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    Josh Gibson Collage Josh Gibson, the man that many regard as the greatest Negro League player ever, was born on December 21, 1911, in Buena Vista, Georgia. He relocated to southwestern Pennsylvania in 1924 after his father found work in a Pittsburgh area steel mill. The Homestead Grays won an unprecedented nine consecutive Negro National League pennants with Gibson behind the plate. Reports vary regarding the number of home runs Josh Gibson hit, with some estimates as high as 962. During his career, Gibson never played on a losing team. Moreover, it was rumored that Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bill Bensawanger signed Josh to a Major League contract in 1943, a full four years before Jackie Robinson entered the league, but Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Landis allegedly would not allow Gibson to play. We offer a 28" x 20" original collage from artist Grant Smith titled, "Absurd". It shows Josh outside Yankee Stadium in uniform, with a WHITE ONLY sign greeting him at the entrance.


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    Aug-Sep, 2009
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